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Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
8 June 2017
Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone have released their rollout schedules for round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
Smiling woman talking on the phone in a wheat field
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
29 May 2017
Applications are invited to fill the position of Chair of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Board room
Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio communications. Spectrum
25 May 2017
Consultations are now open for the biggest reforms to Australia's spectrum management in over 25 years.
Image of various waves transmitting into the air.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
22 May 2017
Existing criminal laws have led to the conviction of ‘revenge porn’ perpetrators in the past, so why are civil penalties necessary?
Woman using a mobile device in a city scene with cars driving past.
Copyright Copyright
15 May 2017
Bill to improve access to copyright material for disability, education, library and archive sectors passed by Parliament.
Book open on table with a bookshelf in the background.
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
9 May 2017
Broadcasting, Australian content and funding for Australia’s national cultural institutions key features of our portfolio’s 2017-18 Federal Budget.
Budget 2017-18.
Television: licensing, advertising, SBS and ABC. Television
6 May 2017
The Government will introduce a comprehensive package of reforms that will support Australia’s broadcast sector.
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4 May 2017
Entries are now open for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Submit now for 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
27 April 2017
We’re looking at inspiring women in the Australian ICT sector to celebrate Girls in ICT Day.
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Copyright Copyright
24 April 2017
The Australian Government announced it will undertake further consultation with stakeholders on the extension of the safe harbour provisions in the...
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